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N.S. man killed in Alta. ‘Best science teacher.’ Craig Kelloway of Glace Bay dies after an altercation in Calgary

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A bowler watches the pins fall at Fairlanes Bowling inside the Halifax Shopping Centre on Monday. Fairlanes is being forced to shut down at the end of June after the mall refused to renew its lease. Story, page 3. DEVAAN INGRAHAM/FOR METRO

A Glace Bay family is heartbroken following news of the death of their son in Calgary. Harvey Kelloway said he opened his door Sunday at 7 a.m. to see five members of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service there, including Deputy Chief Lloyd MacCormack. Being a retired police officer, Kelloway said he knew what to expect. “The first thing I said was, ‘What happened to Craig? Was he in a car accident?’ “They said, ‘It’s worse.’” Police told him his son had been murdered. “I hollered for my wife Monica. She was hysterical. All the boys were here trying to get us calmed down a bit.” Craig Kelloway, 31, died after an altercation at a house two doors from his new residence in Calgary late Saturday, according to police. On Monday, Calgary police

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announced they had charged Nicholas Rasberry, 25, with second-degree murder. Adrian Swain, friend of the victim, said Kelloway helped out with his plumbing business during the summers when not teaching at Calgary’s David Thompson Middle School. “He was the nicest guy.... He would do anything to help his neighbours,” Swain said. Kelloway had a five-monthold son. Students have flocked to social media to express their condolences. “You were the best science teacher anyone has ever had,” wrote one. “Can’t believe you’re gone.” Cape Breton Post, with files from Metro Calgary

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A staple of the Halifax Shopping Centre will close at the end of June, apparently a victim of the mall’s ongoing reinvention. The manager of Fairlanes Bowling said management has opted not to renew the bowling alley’s lease this year, forcing the operation to shut down. “We’re feeling very upset,” Fairlanes manager Doug Blackler said on Monday. “I’ve had people even crying, that’s how bad it’s been.” Blackler said he hasn’t been given a clear reason for the decision not to renew the


“I’m not mad at the mall if that’s what life’s all about, I’m just mad about what’s happening to all these people.” Doug Blackler, manager, Fairlanes Bowling Halifax

lease, but said it’s likely connected to plans to upgrade the mall, possibly by relocating the food court from the upper level. “I believe 100 per cent that they didn’t have to do what they’re doing,” he said. “They could have taken the space, from what I can see… and they still could have left me with half a building.” No one from the Halifax Shopping Centre was available for comment on Monday afternoon. Blackler said 20 employees will lose their jobs when Fairlanes closes, and hundreds of seniors and families will lose a reliable entertain-

ment option. “We are the oldest, longest-standing part of this whole mall,” he said. “We were here when the mall was nothing, in 1963. There’s going to be a lot of seniors, families and kids very upset.” Fairlanes hosts several charity events every year, including the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake in March. Ed Saunders of Big Brothers Big Sisters Halifax said it’s the organization’s largest annual fundraiser. “Every year we usually raise in the range of $200,000 or more at that event. It’s a huge revenue source for us,” he said. “So it’s going to be a little challenge for us.” Blackler questioned the transformation that has seen the mall add several highprofile retailers in recent years, including the Apple Store, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora and Lush. “They’re turning it into an awful big high-end mall,” he said. “I think they’re going in the wrong direction.”


Halifax Shopping Centre. Lease termination means 50-year-old Fairlanes Bowling will be closed on June 30

There’ll be no more hanging out in front of Fairlanes Bowling after June 30, when the lease expires. DEVAAN INGRAHAM/FOR METRO

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A Cape Breton teenager who died running her first marathon is being remembered for her drive and value of friendships and family. Emma van Nostrand, 18, collapsed on Sunday during the Goodlife Toronto Marathon with just over two and a half miles left in the race. After a sleepless night, Emma’s parents, Steve and Katherine van Nostrand, returned to the Coxheath home they share with their three other children. “Going through all the things, coulda, woulda,

shoulda,” Steve van Nostrand said on Monday. “Just memories of Emma and why would this happen to Emma, just the normal things you go through when you lose a child, especially at that age.” The trip to Toronto was a family affair for the van Nostrands, as Steve completed the city’s half-marathon, while Katherine and a cousin of Emma’s completed the full race. “Her cousin had seen that she was being taken away to an ambulance but didn’t know what the circumstances were,

so she finished the race,” van Nostrand said. “My wife caught up with her just before she finished the race, so the two of them knew that Emma had needed help, but figuring she was just dehydrated or something — we didn’t know the seriousness of it at the time.” The van Nostrands’ secondoldest child also had no health issues, her father said. After the marathon, the family went to a medical tent to find Emma, but were told she had been taken to nearby St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

After a 45-minute taxi ride, the family arrived and was told the terrible news. “Obviously, it’s devastating for us because we expected to pick up our daughter after being dehydrated,” van Nostrand said. “We expected Emma to be mad that she didn’t finish the race, because she would have been very mad to not finish.” On Monday, a crisis intervention team visited Riverview High School, where Emma was an honour student, an “AAA” basketball player and an “AA” soccer player. CAPE BRETON POST

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Hostage-taking. Armed robber who terrorized store employees gets 25 years A man characterized by a judge as a career criminal who terrorized employees in a series of heists at businesses across the province was handed a 25-year prison sentence on Monday. Judge Kevin Coady of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court sentenced Jermaine Carvery on charges of attempted murder, robbery and forcible confinement for four robberies that netted nearly $500,000 in cash and goods. The robberies happened in 2004 at a Costco in Halifax, a TRA Cash and Carry in Truro, Chrissy’s Trading Post in Hammonds Plains and Direct Cash in Dartmouth in 2006. In all of the heists, Carvery and one or more accomplices held employees hostage with weapons. During the holdup at CostCanadian Marketing co, the robbers bound and, in 100 Yonge Street, 16th Floor some cases, duct-taped the eyes Toronto, ON M5C 2W1 of about 40 employees over two and a half hours as they arrived for work in what the Crown has described as a scene from a Hollywood movie.

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Serious crimes. Convicted MLAs would lose pensions under proposed law The Nova Scotia government would have the power to collect money taken from the province by members of the legislature who are convicted of a serious indictable offence. Deputy premier Frank Corbett says amendments to the Members’ Retiring Allowances Act introduced Monday would mean the province can go after all of the cash taken improperly from taxpayers. Corbett says the legislation was created in response to the conviction of three members of the legislature in the wake of an expense scandal in 2010. He says the law would also close a loophole that allows members to keep their pensions if they resign or leave politics before the end of a criminal trial. Corbett says under the new law, a member of the legisla-

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Russell MacKinnon, Dave Wilson and Richard Hurlburt are all former MLAs who pleaded guilty to criminal offences in wake of the 2010 expense scandal.

ture would be reimbursed for the amount they had paid in, but their right to a full pension would be forfeited. The amendments apply to a member of the legislature convicted of a crime with a maximum sentence of five or more years in jail. “It’s been a loophole. We’ve closed it. Now, going forward, people will know what the rules are,” Corbett said in an interview.

Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse, right, embraces Premier Darrell Dexter at the North Woodside Community Centre following the announcement of a $500-million long-term housing strategy in Dartmouth. Devaan Ingraham/for metro

Province hits home with Esplanade blaze. Man charged in yacht-club fire new long-term strategy the canadian press

makes court appearance A 34-year-old Sydney man charged with arson in connection with last week’s fire that destroyed the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club is scheduled to have a bail hearing Wednesday. Derrick Joseph Harris of Victoria Road made a brief provincial court appearance Monday via video link from the Cape Breton Correctional Centre. He consented to a further remand pending the outcome of Wednesday’s hearing. Harris is also charged with arson and four counts of breaching court orders. The May 3 fire destroyed the three-storey vacant build-

Looking ahead.$500M Quoted promised for housing we mean to do is straightforward, but it is projects over 10 years “What ambitious.” Premier Darrell Dexter haley ryan

Fire engulfs the yacht club Friday. Cape Breton Post

ing, which had been located on the Esplanade for more than a century. Police believe Harris acted alone and no further charges are expected. Cape Breton Post

A single mom who purchased her home through Habitat for Humanity says it’s “about time” the province started a long-term housing strategy. Karen Cole was on hand Monday as Community Services Minister Denise PetersonRafuse and Premier Darrell Dexter announced that $500 million will go towards a new

housing plan for Nova Scotia over the next decade. “I think it’s about time that something amazing like this is going to happen to a lot of great people who just need to look in the right place,” Cole said after the announcement at the North Woodside Community Centre in Dartmouth. “Having my own home just is a confidence, a security. There’s no real words for it, it just is life-changing.” Specific elements include

mixed-income communities, opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities, assistance to help recent grads stay in the province, and co-op strategies where groups can pool resources. “Subsidized housing will be indistinguishable from marketpriced homes,” Dexter said. Peterson-Rafuse said the Bloomfield project in Halifax’s north end and College Park in Windsor will be the first developments to showcase the

strategy and could move forward this fall. Liberal MLA Kelly Regan said she hoped to see more targets in the plan, and said the NDP are only adding $7 million more annually for housing than they’ve spent over the last three years. “You have to ask yourself how many units are we actually going to get out of this strategy. There’s no goal here,” Regan said. Peterson-Rafuse said targets make a “good sound-bite” but it’s not fair to set any yet because each area of the province has individual needs, so what’s needed in Halifax is not the same as Yarmouth or Cape Breton.



Sheepskates? University counting coins instead of sheep after budget sheared The University of Saskatchewan is looking for someone to buy their flock of 300 sheep as recent cutbacks are forcing them to relocate the animals. According to Mary Buhr, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, it costs the U of S roughly $100,000 annually to keep the flock on campus. And while other livestock bring in research dollars to help offset their costs, the flock brings in little funding. “We have dairy cattle, we have beef cattle, we have turkeys, we have chickens and we have the sheep. When we look at the expenses ... (the sheep) are used for some teaching, but we don’t get a lot of research done with them.” To meet the needs of students and researchers, the school will borrow small groups of sheep for limited periods.


Legless man begins his 300-km odyssey We Walk 4Water. Edmonton-to-Calgary journey will raise cash for clean drinking water

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Fiona C. Buchanan, who taught the Sheep and Goat Management course, feels the sale will have a negative effect. “The students that went through this year’s sheep and goat course will have a much better experience than people in the future,” she said. Morgan Modjeski/ Metro in Saskatoon

Oppan Canada. Gangnam Style? Oh, you’re welcome, South Korea: Minister A senior Conservative cabinet minister says if it wasn’t for Canadian soldiers who risked their lives fighting communism, the world might never have had the last year of goofy, unadulterated joy dancing to Gangnam Style. In an interview broadcast on Radio-Canada on Sunday, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Steven Blaney said the hit song by South Korean singer Psy would have never been possible if international forces hadn’t vigorously defended the country against communist North Korea in the war that ran from 1950 to 1953. Blaney’s comments came after a ceremony in Quebec Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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City to honour naval veterans who took part in the blockade of Nazi Germany. A government official said the remarks came in a question period with reporters, in which Blaney described a recent trip to South Korea. Torstar News Service

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A galloping group of circus animals sent players running when they invaded a soccer match in Vienna being played by two under-15 girls’ teams. State broadcaster ORF reported that five camels and eight llamas escaped by pushing over a fence. The animals were swiftly rounded up after they tried to graze on the artificial grass. The Associated Press

A man from southern Alberta has pleaded guilty to public mischief for staging his own abduction early this year. Matthew Robillard, 25, of Lethbridge disappeared on Jan. 31. His car with a smashed window was later discovered running in an industrial area. Investigators received a phone call from him a few days later. The Canadian Press

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After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro last summer to raise money for clean water, legless motivational speaker Spencer West began a new charitable journey on Monday, this time in Alberta. West kicked off We Walk 4Water at Johnny Bright School in Edmonton, speaking to more than 1,000 students, teachers and parents. At the age of five, West lost both of his legs to sacral agenesis, a genetic disorder, and doctors said he would never be a functioning member of society. He credits this verdict as one of his main motivators, and it’s led to one of the main messages he sends. “Recognize that we all have the ability to make a difference in the world, regardless of who you are or where you come from,” said West. When asked about his cause, West said, “Clean water is really the key to everything. So if we can provide clean water, then (children) can focus on education, they can focus on living their life.” West will be making the 300-kilometre walk on his hands and in his wheelchair with best friends David Johnson and Alex Meers, stopping at many towns along the way.

Spencer West, centre, flanked by best friends David Johnson and Alex Meers, about to begin their walk at Johnny Bright School. Patrick Nguyen/for Metro in Edmonton

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Arctic Ocean? Or Acidic Ocean? An international study suggests greenhouse gases are acidifying the Arctic Ocean at a faster rate than any of the world’s southern seas. However, so little is known about northern waters that educated guesswork is the only tool scientists have to predict the impact. “It’s really frustrating from the biological point of view because we don’t have much information,” said Sam Dupont, one of the report’s

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Oceans around the globe have became an average of 30 per cent more acidic over the last 200 years, the report suggests.

60 authors, from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg. But there will be effects, said co-author Rashid Sumalia, a University of British

Columbia researcher. Commercially important species such as Arctic char and cod are in danger. The report, the first on Arctic acidification, will be presented next week at a meeting of the Arctic Council, a group of eight countries that ring the North Pole. Canada will assume chairmanship for two years at that meeting. Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide is ab-

sorbed by the water. The dissolved gas forms a weak acid. The process is more pronounced in the Arctic, the study concludes, because cold water absorbs CO2 more easily. The result is that some Arctic waters are already so acidic that sea creatures will likely have trouble building shells, which are made of highly alkaline calcium carbonate. The Canadian Press


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Sleep is for suckers. Caffeinated food gaining steam Caffeine fiends needn’t rely on beverages anymore. An increasing number of foods with added caffeine have become available in the U.S., according to the Food and Drug Administration. In Canada, caffeinated gum and chocolate were recently given temporary approval from Health Canada. The growth comes despite intensified government mon-

itoring and medical warnings a b o u t overconsumption of caffeine. A few years ago, three former employees of PepsiCo Canada and Kraft Canada took note of

growing demand for “functional foods,” f r o m energy drinks with caffeine and amino acids, to yogurt with probiotics. TorStar news services “We wanted to create a product that

tasted great and had the pickme-up of a cup of coffee, not anything extreme,” said Matt Schnarr, one of the founders of Awake Chocolate. This year, they started shipping to stores in the U.S., joining caffeinated foods there, including Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans, Wired Waffles and Cracker Jack’d Power Bites.

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A Vancouver teacher whose exgirlfriend has been spreading malicious lies about him online for the past two and a half years says her non-stop harassment is hurting his career prospects. Lee David Clayworth, 35, was teaching in Malaysia in 2010 when he met Lee Ching Yan, now 29, online. He says a few weeks into the relationship she began acting aggressive, vindictive and controlling, and when he broke up with her, she broke into his apartment. “She stole my laptop, she stole my hard drive, my passports, my money, all my clothes.” Weeks later, Clayworth found out that Yan had hacked into his email and Facebook accounts and sent an email to all of his contacts — includUtah

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A Utah prosecutor says he plans to decide within a day or two what charges to file against a teenager accused of punching a soccer referee who later died after slipping into a coma. The district attorney says he and his team are reviewing the evidence and state statutes to determine charges. He says there are strict rules to follow because the suspect is a juvenile. The teen is in juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault. He may face more severe charges.

The judge who presided over the trial of Casey Anthony says he believes there was enough evidence to convict the Florida mother who was acquitted almost two years ago of murdering her twoyear-old daughter. Judge Belvin Perry told NBC’s Today show on Monday that he believes there was sufficient evidence for a first-degree murder conviction, even though much of it was circumstantial. The trial attracted worldwide attention.




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No need to let the pharmacist know what’s up: Pfizer starts direct Viagra sales in U.S. Men who are bashful about needing help in the bedroom no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill. In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer Inc. will begin selling its erectile dysfunction pill Viagra — pictured here on top of counterfeit pills — directly to U.S. patients on its website. Men still will need a prescription to buy the pill on, but they no longer have to face a pharmacist to get it filled. The strategy aims to tackle a problem plaguing the industry: Unscrupulous online pharmacies increasingly offer patients counterfeit versions of Viagra and other brand-name drugs for up to 95 per cent off with no prescription needed. The plan to sell directly to consumers will not extend to Canada, a spokesperson for Pfizer Canada said on Monday. William vazquez/Pfizer/The Associated Press

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DON’T ASK ME TO PAY FOR YOUR WEDDING together for some good old-fashioned fun to Stag and doe, wedding social, Jack and Jill — help out friends, especially if the party isn’t call it what you will, but the concept is genthat much more expensive than an average erally the same. night out at a bar. Others argue that crowdIf you are of a certain age, chances are funding your wedding reception is tacky. your Facebook feed is littered with party inWhile wedding etiquette is always up for devites to events designed to help raise money bate, something about this blatant money grab for a newly engaged couple’s upcoming wedleaves a bad taste in my mouth. I’m all in favour ding. These pre-wedding fundraisers are a of for-profit partying for a good cause, but if time-honoured tradition in certain parts of you have to fleece your friends and family for the country — particularly in Manitoba, cash to pay for your wedding photographer, where hosting a “social” before the big day is then perhaps you need to re-evaluate the the norm.   SHE SAYS  budget for your big day. Friends and acquaintances are invited to Couples ask their wedding guests to open up a local hall or community centre and are ex- Jessica Napier their wallets plenty of times leading up to the pected to cough up cash for entrance fees, I-dos — for bridal showers, bachelor and drink tickets, raffle prizes and money-makbachelorette parties, wedding gifts, travel expenses and ing games like dollar dances. Profits go to the bride and groom to help pay for wedding expenses or their honeymoon. more. But asking these same guests (and worse, people who Fundraising for your nuptials might be customary in some aren’t even invited to your wedding) to help generate the cash to fund your elaborate centrepieces just seems tasteless. communities, but these sorts of events have mixed reviews A wedding can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it among attendees. Some might say there’s no harm in getting


Customary maybe, but is it right?

Fundraising for your nuptials might be customary in some communities, but these sorts of events have mixed reviews among attendees. to be; in the end it’s all about priorities. Financial support might come from the bank or maybe your parents, but ultimately it is the couple themselves who should take care of their own expenses. Adults shouldn’t decide to have a wedding — or a certain type of wedding at least — unless they’re prepared to take on the financial responsibility. If you don’t have enough money for that particular Swarovski-crystal encrusted gown or that extra layer of cake, then you make compromises or wait until you’re more financially stable. You don’t turn to friends and family and ask them to bankroll Follow Jessica Napier on your big day. Twitter @MetroSheSays   Click bait 

Brood II: 17 years in the making Billions to emerge from earth — but don’t worry!

Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people in the southern state of North Carolina, to Connecticut in the northeast, will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1 — maybe more. Scientists even have a horror-movie name for the infestation: Brood II. But as ominous as that sounds, the insects are harmless. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Putting the ‘cad’ in cicada They’re looking for just one thing: sex. And they’ve been waiting quite a long time. The males come out first. They perch on tree branches and sing, individually or in a chorus. Then when a female comes close, the males change their song, they do a dance and mate. The males keep mating (“That’s what puts the ‘cad’ in ‘cicada,’” entomologist Mike Raupp jokes) and eventually the female lays 600 or so eggs on the tip of a branch. The offspring then divebomb out of the trees, bounce off the ground and eventually burrow into the earth, Raupp says. the associated press

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DVD reviews

Jack Reacher


Director. Christopher McQuarrie Stars. Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins

••••• Tom Cruise plays a vigilante anti-hero drawn from a novel series by the author Lee Child, books so pulpy they almost leave juice stains on the pages. Jack Reacher is an ex-cop, ex-military hard nut who travels by bus around America, violently defending the weak and innocent against the strong and culpable. Blunt as a fist (his preferred weapon) and resistant to romance, Reacher is also something of a phantom, erasing his tracks and severing personal ties. The story by writer/director Christopher McQuarrie is about bringing a crazed sniper to justice, albeit a “justice” not concerned with the civility of law. Cruise makes a convincing Reacher, despite standing a good nine inches shorter than the man’s 6-foot-5 height in the novel series. More important, Cruise stands and delivers, making you believe that he can take on five guys in a parking-lot brawl while barely cracking a sweat. The film bloats at times, but Cruise doesn’t.

Upstream Color Director. Shane Carruth Stars. Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig

••••• Like his Sundance-winning 2004 debut Primer, Shane Carruth’s new film has elements of sci-fi but intentions far beyond it. Amy Seimetz and Carruth play victims of a bioterror plot that leaves them near death, utterly confused and their bank accounts drained. There’s more, much more. There’s emphasis on Thoreau’s book Walden and Civil Disobedience that hints at the film’s man/nature life cycle, and also recurring symbols (worms, pigs, orchids, circles and colours) that will fascinate book scholars and semioticians. PETER HOWELL Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Robert DeLong just has that ‘X’ factor Revenge of the nerd. Don’t call Electronic Dance Music’s new king a DJ. The 26-year-old is out to prove that dorks rule

(laughs hysterically). Bizarre! Were you better with books — science, for instance? Science was always my favourite subject and then obviously music. I loved school. I still spend a lot of time watching TED talks and reading tech and science articles — I’m into that stuff.


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Your vocals in Global Concepts mention “substances, I abused.” What did you get up to? (Laughs) Um, yeah.

Dubbed the “thinking man’s Guetta,” Robert DeLong’s rehearsal space is strewn with techy paraphernalia. Beyond the instruments, there’s the weird stuff: a joystick and Wiimote rigged to laptops and vines of entangled cabling. It’s like being invited to the weird kid’s house who’s already started experimenting with homemade bongs — disconcerting but alluring. This is Robert’s den, a paradise for techy junkies. If you’re wondering what he gets up to with his joysticks, watch and listen to the Happy track — fast and furious fingering for your aural pleasure. Quirkiness aside, the selfconfessed nerd behind recent album Just Movement is awkwardly honest about his cultish following, geeky tendencies and flirtation with fame. Talk me through your look — it’s pretty chilled out — what’s the thinking? And what’s with the face paint? I‘ve had this hairstyle for over a decade now. Well, the whole T-shirt thing and the face paint thing came from my girlfriend really, she painted this X sort of thing on my headphones and it went from that to Tshirts and face paints. Anything more symbolic? I wish there were. Would I be right in saying that you keep your look pared-down to keep your set just about the music? I suppose in a way. I like having a uniform essentially. It’s pretty simple but also memorable. Are you starting to get a cult following of fans in your Tees with painted faces? Yeah, it’s picking up. It’s cool; it’s crazy. You’ve said before that

Were you a bit of a stoner? Still a stoner but shush. I live in Los Angeles so everything is OK. MTV has labelled you one of their “Artists To Watch.” Any fans taken the watching part to a creepy level? Yeah, I’ve had the strange experience here and there after a show with the weird person following me around. Have they tried to steal any of your stuff or lunged? Oooh, the only thing that people steal are my drumsticks but I do throw them at the end at the cymbal and it’ll bounce off and hit somebody in the face.

Robert DeLong — not quite the anti-Guetta. GETTY IMAGES

you’re a “nerd.” Does that mean you enjoy your own company? I did spend a lot of time alone, I guess. We lived kind of far from anybody in the outskirts of Seattle, so I spent most of the time running around the yard and playing with my instruments — I was a bit of a nerd. You’ve also got a bit of a thing for toys — joysticks and Wiimotes. Were you into computer games as a kid? I was but not super though. My parents would never let me have a console — which was great, to be honest. You were more into the techy side of computers? I used to write text adven-

ture programs: “You come to a tree, do you want to go left or right.” They were terrible; they barely worked. What did your friends think of that? Friends, right? No, I did (have friends). Most of my friends were kind of computer nerds, so it kind of worked out. Nerds have notoriously terrible dating experiences. Have you got any stories? My favourite was eight or nine years ago. I took this girl on a date and at the end of the night there’s that moment where you’re, “What do I do?” Do you hug them, do you give them a kiss or is it going to go on? So I saluted her and walked away

And has that MTV title added any pressure? I think it’s great. You have to go through MTV to get to the masses, so I think it’s cool that they acknowledge that I exist. Are you happy to embrace the masses? You know, I’ll take what I can get I guess. Is that the same with girls? No, no, I’ve had a girlfriend for the last four years. You’ve been described as both “the anti-Guetta” and the “thinking man’s Guetta.” Your sound is more intellectual but do you want a slice of his fame? I wouldn’t say that I’m the anti-Guetta. Money’s important to me in the sense that I can buy more gear. Fame is the same thing. If I get famous that means I’m playing to bigger audiences and more people are hearing my music and I love that.

DISH Tuesday, May 7, 2013



Big Ang

Mister Cee

Chris Brown


Chris Brown says he’s not ready to be “wife-ing” Rihanna Here is Chris Brown’s explanation on breaking up with Rihanna yet again: “I mean, at the end of the day, shawty doing her own thang, she on the road. It’s always gonna be love. I’m a grown man, just gotta fast forward ... I can’t be focused on wife-ing someone that young. I need to be the best Chris Brown I can be,” the

24-year-old said during a recent interview with Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie Show. Wait. Forgive me, as I’m elderly, but you call being a loving and supportive partner “wife-ing”? And that is considered a bad thing? What is called “husbanding”? Forgetting to take out the garbage?

One of Hot 97’s most popular DJs — Mister Cee — is having a rough few days. On Thursday night, the DJ, who also produced the Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, was arrested after he propositioned a male prostitute in Brooklyn. Unluckily for Cee, that prostitute was actually an undercover cop. But now Cee is saying The Word

Rage against the dying of the light — or just pick Bieber THE WORD

Dorothy Robinson

Twitter @PerezHilton ••••• Frozen yogurt is like crack, but at least it won’t land you in rehab or jail! Eat it up! #Perezism @RainnWilson ••••• I wanna be the CEO of something. Can you make me the CEO of something? Like a company or something? @NICKIMINAJ ••••• I never understand how people cold spray just a few squirts. I spray at least 50 every time. LMFAO. It just makes me so happy. @ddlovato ••••• Almost didn’t make it through airport security!! I look SO different from my driver’s license!! Hahaha #blondehairdon’tcare

@TheEllenShow ••••• Congratulations, Keira Knightley, on your wedding! May you celebrate your love daily, and Knightley.

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe will not let the veteran reality TV show go gentle into that good night. Nope. The producer has decided to spend the big bucks to boost the sinking ratings of the show. So who does he have his eye on? Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Pink and Sean “Diddy” Combs, reports “You can’t get any bigger than Justin Bieber. The executives are calling it their dream team because who wouldn’t tune in to see Justin and Selena, Pink and Diddy?” a Fox insider tells the site. Instead of paying the big bucks for big names, why not pay for big personalities who actually play off of one another and are entertaining to watch?

that the press (and the cops) have it all wrong — dude was really a lady. “I am not gay,” Mister Cee told Hot 97 program director Ebro Darden on Monday morning’s show. “They tried to turn it around and say the female officer was a male officer. It was a sting operation,” he says.


Mob Wives’ Big Ang canoodles with the little people VH1’s Mob Wives star, Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, showed off her ample assets and abs in a leather crop top on Friday night as part of Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check Tour where fans

got to take part in a Q&A with the star and get her autograph. I love Big Ang but I’m pretty sure when dermatologists have nightmares, this photo is what they see.


Manx Mix

WANTED: Masked-bandit guilty of stealing hearts at the shelter. That’s our dashing outlaw, Zorro. At 5 years old and no tail, Zorro is perfectly healthy and takes interest in visitors. He is hoping to find a forever home where he will be loved and treated like a cherished family member. We suspect he would adjust well to any kind of environment, including ones with children, provided they understand he will need time to settle in and feel confident. Drop by the shelter to meet this lovable masked hero; he will steal your heart before you know what’s happening. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

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WELLNESS Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow, your new celebrity chef

Food. The whole no coffee, no bread, no fun approach featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, It’s All Good, may be overwhelming, but the recipes are irresistible

From the foreword

Dr. Sadeghi’s top 4 foods for optimum health

1 Does this actually work?


With just a few more weeks to go before beach-body season, we thought we’d share exclusive recipes from Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook It’s all Good — specifically ones from the Body Building Menu. If this meal plan is what helped 40-year-old Gwyneth get a 22-year-old stripper’s butt, maybe it’ll do the same for us. And have you seen Iron Man 3? She looks amazing, even when the girl is literally on fire.

Afternoon snack: A handful of raw almonds

Top 5


We asked osteopathic physician Dr. Habib Sadeghi, who wrote the foreword for It’s All Good, to share his thoughts on the elimination diet, a cornerstone of Paltrow’s book.

Looking good and feeling good.


Is this a diet that can be maintained over long periods of time? Do we really need to cut out coffee, meat, dairy and alcohol for good, or can we continue to consume them in small amounts? “No, it’s not possible and not even necessary. There are healing diets and maintenance diets. Their purpose is very different. ... Healing diets, like the elimination diet, help our bodies recover from an illness by providing it with hyper-nutrition, supplementation and digestive rest. It’s medicinal.”

Organic green vegetable juice: “You can’t find a more potent, highly packed nutritious food, full of minerals and antioxidants that are immediately assimilated by the body. Avoid store juices. They’re loaded with added sugars and pasteurized, which destroys the enzymes and damages the vitamins.”


Lacto-fermented foods: “Yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kim chi and beet kvass supply large populations of good bacteria to your intestinal track. These probiotics boost your immune system.”


Dairy: “Raw, unpasteurized dairy provides valuable nutrients for healing and maintenance. Switching from cow to goat’s milk can make a big difference because the protein molecules in goat’s milk are much smaller and easier for humans to absorb.”


Wild caught sockeye salmon and grass-fed beef: “Fish oils from wild caught salmon with no risk of heavy metals are extremely important for brain function and anti-aging. Small amounts of beef are important for B vitamins.”

FOOD Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The ultimate crowd-pleaser, lasagna is always the answer Ingredients

• 1 tbsp olive oil • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed • 1/2 cup onion, diced • 2 lbs ground beef • 2 jars tomato sauce (approx. 600 ml each) • 1 container ricotta cheese (approx. 450 g) • 1 egg • 1 box lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions • 3 cups mozzarella, grated • 4-5 heaping tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Lasagna is a staple recipe in any kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly meal, an addition to your freezer-meal repertoire or something to take to a friend when they need it, lasagna is always the answer.

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions and sauté until soft. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Remove from heat, add one jar of tomato sauce and stir until combined. Set aside. 2. In a separate bowl, add ricotta cheese and egg. Mix until combined. Set aside. 3. Pour 1/3 of the second jar of tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Spread so bottom of dish is covered. Add lasagna noodles

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to bottom of pan. Cut to fit but do not overlap. Spread 1/3 of ricotta cheese onto lasagna noodles. Top with 1/3 of beef mixture. Top with 1 cup of mozzarella and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of Parmesan.

4. Repeat two more times. Top with final layer of noodles. 5. Pour remaining sauce on top and spread to ensure all the noodles are covered in sauce. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

6. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 F oven for 1 hour, removing foil for last 7-10 minutes. 7. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Slice and serve with salad and crusty bread. is an online resource to help women survive motherhood.

Theresa Albert DHN, RNCP

According to the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the top 10 vegetables sold in Canada are: 1. Tomatoes 2. Potatoes 3. Peppers 4. Bagged salad 5. Carrots 6. Onions 7. Mushrooms 8. Cucumbers 9. Lettuce 10. Broad leaf (such as broccoli and cabbage) Wow, are we ever mundane. With the exception of peppers, this list is somewhat innocuous in terms of flavour and nutrient value ­— the sort of ho-hum veggies one would expect from the bland diet

Tonight’s the perfect night for gnocchi Karen Humphrey

1. Put a large pot of water over medium-high heat to boil.

in the onion and red pepper. Cook until they’re softened. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, and then add mushrooms, cooking just long enough to soften them up a bit.

2. In a large, deep fry pan, sauté sausage over medium heat, breaking it up and stirring until no longer pink. Push to the edge of the pan and drain off all but a few tablespoons of fat, then stir

3. Pour in the bottle of passata and turn the heat down. Stir and heat through. Stir in the oregano, basil, pepper flakes, salt and pepper, balsamic vinegar and honey. Let the sauce cook while you

20-Minute Gnocchi With Italian Sausage Sauce. Karen Humphrey/


move on to the gnocchi. 4. When the water in the large pot you had going boils, dump in the gnocchi and let them cook until they float to the top. When they do, remove them from the water with a slotted spoon and divide among some bowls. Spoon the Italian sausage sauce over top and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. is an online resource to help women survive motherhood.

of people who came here in the 1700s. Luckily, Canada is also a land of immigration that brings imaginative flavours with it. The upand-coming vegetables are far more interesting. They are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Artichokes Okra Kale Ginger root Yams

The list is a whole range of flavours that brings to mind a more colourful, healthful plate. Take okra, for example: It is a mucilaginous (gooey), high-fibre food used in Mediterranean, Asian and Indian cooking. You can’t beat its folate, calcium and potassium content, and it has the ability to absorb the most potent of flavours. All hail okra! Theresa Albert is a Food Communications Specialist and private nutritionist in Toronto. She is @theresaalbert on twitter and found daily at

Ingredients • 2 mild Italian sausages, pushed out of their casings • 1 small onion, chopped • 1 sweet red pepper, chopped • 2 garlic cloves • 6-8 mushrooms • 1 700 g bottle of passata • 1 tsp oregano • 1 tsp basil • pinch of hot pepper flakes • fresh cracked pepper and salt, to taste • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar • 1 tbsp honey • 1 500 g package of gnocchi • freshly grated Parmesan cheese


relationships/YOUR MONEY Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Spark: Defying the experts on autism Nurturing Genius. Book details how a mother took son out of special education to work with him herself

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When Kristine Barnett’s autistic son was three years old, she was told he would never learn to read. Now, at 14, Jacob is taking graduate-level classes at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Before leaving fifth grade for college, Jacob taught himself calculus, started working on an original theory in astrophysics and, several months after being told he couldn’t, taught himself how to read. “He’s defied not just the experts on autism, but the experts on prodigy. He’s social, relatable, he has friends,” said Barnett, author of The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius (Random House of Canada Limited). Barnett’s novel, which was released in April, chronicles her journey with Jacob, who was diagnosed with moderate to se-

Kristine Barnett with son Jacob. Drew Endicott

vere autism as a toddler. “The delays (experts) saw on social skills in daily functioning were so significant. Making eye contact is a skill a two-monthold has. Jacob was probably seven before he started to make eye contact again,” said Barnett, who lives in Indiana. After realizing how low experts set the bar for her child, Barnett decided to take Jacob

out of special education and work with him herself, a decision even her husband was against. “That was the scariest decision I’ve ever made in my life,” she said. “People just really thought I was nuts.” But Barnett was determined. By focusing on the things Jacob could do, like create a map from memory with Q-tips, Barnett

was able to teach her son to do the things he couldn’t, like have a conversation. It was this philosophy that encouraged Barnett to write The Spark. “The only person who is truly an expert in their child is the parent. I really believe in parents. We have the capacity to know what works for our child. I wanted to give moms the per-

mission to follow their child’s instincts,” she said. Writing The Spark wasn’t always easy for Barnett. “I tried to be very open and transparent,” she said. This meant discussing the family’s serious financial issues during the recession and the death of one of Jacob’s close friends, an autistic boy named Christopher who was hit by a

Temple Grandin is another advocate of focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses when it comes to treating autism. Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism before much was known about the disorder, co-wrote The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, with Richard Panek. The book, published by Thomas Allen & Son, does exactly what its title suggests. Grandin, a professor and doctor of animal science, explores how brain science is linked to behaviour while weaving in her own experiences. For more information, visit and search for the title. school bus. Jacob was supportive through the writing process. “It’s kind of fun to see him joking about revisiting these childhood memories. Telling jokes about things I was so worried about and how he wasn’t worried at all. He was just doing his thing,” Barnett said.

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Marbles aren’t exactly a common possession these days. But let’s say you have a retro friend who happens to have one clasped in each hand. One is red, the other black. You are required to enter the game she proposes (never mind why) and ante up $10 for the privilege. If you correctly guess which colour is in which hand you win a 10 spot and break even. If you pick wrong you must pay another $10. You do have the choice of just paying the entry fee but not actually playing. You’d lose the $10 entry fee but avoid risking losing another ten by guessing wrong. What do you do? 1. Take the loss of $10 and risk no further loss. 2. Take a gamble and play on 3. Not sure. Before you tell the retro friend to take her marbles and go home, consider what your answer says about your money personality. The Brandes Scholarship Program (brandesschol- has created a fun, 18-question quiz for students and young adults, aged 16 to 22. It’s designed to measure risk tolerance, attitudes to spending and interest in financial matters. I’m a sucker for quizzes so I plunged in. My answer to the question above, by the way, was No. 2. I hate to spend money without having a chance of getting something for it. Overall, I scored high in financial interest (no surprise there), slightly above neutral in risk taking and just a fraction more toward saving than spending. I was a little surprised by the last one, mainly because I see myself as a devoted saver. Despite my job, I’m obviously a little more of a spender than I should be. The quiz is part of the Brandes Scholarship Program, which provides 10 $1,000 awards based on a 400 to 600 word essay describing what the student learned from taking the quiz. This is a great way to encourage the money conversation with a nice chunk of change for 10 winning Can-

Young people are embarking on summer jobs. Perfect time to start the money conversation. Istock images

adians. And the timing is excellent too. Hopefully, young people are embarking on summer jobs and many will be saving and spending their first earned dollars. As a judge of similar con-

tests I can say that humour gets bonus points. The deadline is July 2. Contact Alison at griffiths.alison@ or

engage others about Mental health issues

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PositiVelY shiFting PerCePtions

Mental health week

not yourself today? advice is available how can you help? Employers and co-workers can help create a mentally healthy workplace in these ways: • Listen, engage in discussion and be supportive. • Pay attention to your own mental health and well-being. • Support a colleague who is living with a mental health condition or illness. • Engage your work peers to challenge the negative stereotypes and attitudes that exist around mental illness.

Make a positive difference with a hug

SPORTS Tuesday, May 7, 2013



Six Huskies taken in draft


Officiating angers Mooseheads GM Baie-Comeau Drakkar’s Maxim Lamarche hauls down Halifax Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon at the Metro Centre. JEFF HARPER/METRO

QMJHL final. Cam Russell says lack of calls means his players have been forced to deal with matters themselves ANDREW RANKIN

Cam Russell isn’t happy with the officiating so far in the QMJHL final. As happy as the Halifax Mooseheads general manager was to see his squad beat Baie-Comeau 4-3 on Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead, he was also upset after witness-

ing what he judged to be several Drakkar penalties go uncalled. “I think there has been excessive cross-checking that hasn’t been called. Nathan MacKinnon was cross-checked four times and nothing happened, so Stefan Fournier had to go in and protect his teammate,” Russell said on Monday. The series has become increasingly nasty. Besides Fournier’s fight against Gabriel Verpaelst in the third period, Mooseheads forward Stephen MacAulay also dropped the gloves with Alec Jon Banville after the Drakkar forward ran over Darcy Ashley.


“Everybody knows it’s going to be physical, and that’s fine as long as it’s legal, as long as it’s fair.” Mooseheads general manager Cam Russell

The intensity is sure to heighten with the series shifting to Baie-Comeau for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Henry Leonard Centre. Russell — a former NHL


Monday was a big day for the Saint Mary’s Huskies football program. The Canadian Football League draft was held and six players from the Huskies were selected. “I’m not surprised by any of them getting drafted but I am surprised that all of them got drafted,” Huskies coach Perry Marchese said on Monday from Hamilton, Ont., where he went on a recruiting visit. “They all worked so hard to get this shot.” The top pick from Saint Mary’s was four-year wide receiver Carl Fitzgerald, who was taken in the third round, 20th overall, by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Fitzgerald finished 10th in receiving for the AUS last season, recording 184 yards and one touchdown. Also taken in the third round, 24th overall, was fourth-year linebacker Kyle Norris by the Edmonton Eskimos. Norris finished the season with 37 tackles, three sacks and one interception. In the sixth round, two more players were chosen: Offensive lineman Matthew Albight of Dartmouth was taken by the B.C. Lions, and defensive back Neil King was selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In the seventh and final round, kicker Brett Lauther was taken by Hamilton and wide receiver Damone Blackman was chosen by the Montreal Alouettes. Saint Mary’s was the only team in the Atlantic University Sport football conference to have a player selected in the draft. “Typically, the kids that go on are the kids that work the hardest. This is a special group of kids that are really driven,” Marchese said.

defenceman and tough guy — says he has no problem with physical hockey as long as it’s played above board. “I played the game for a living and played a very physical brand of hockey. I respect that,” he said. “I just want to make sure the games are played within the rules, and if so, I’ve got no problem with it.” Regardless, Russell says his players will be ready to play to go for Game 3 in BaieComeau. “We have a really special group of kids here. The focus has been there all season. Their focus has been present every game, every shift, every period.”

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time, including the second one with just three seconds to go. Ducharme points out that up until that moment, the Mooseheads dominated the game. “We did a great job 5-on-5,” Ducharme told reporters after Game 2. “We did

a great job on the PK; we had some big goals on the power play. We’ll take that and we want to improve. We want to be better.” Ducharme dismissed the possibility that those goals might have created momentum for the Drakkar as the

best-of-seven series shifts to Baie-Comeau for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday. “We don’t play 6-on-5 all the time right,” referring to both goals being scored with Baie-Comeau’s goalie pulled. ANDREW RANKIN/METRO

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SPORTS Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bruins bring Leafs back down to Earth NHL playoffs. Boston bounces back in Toronto, disappointing fans inside and outside the Air Canada Centre

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Adam McQuaid of the Boston Bruins beats Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer on Monday night in Toronto. The Bruins won Game 3 convincingly to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Claus Andersen/Getty images MLB

J.P. caps Blue Jays’ monster rally J.P. Arencibia hit a twoout, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Fernando Rodney and the Toronto Blue Jays completed their comeback from a sevenrun deficit, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Monday night. Evan Longoria hit his third career grand slam, helping Tampa Bay build a 7-0 lead that Jeremy Hellickson and four Rays relievers failed to protect before a season-low crowd of 9,952 at Tropicana Field. Colby Rasmus and Mark DeRosa also hit tworun homers for Toronto. The Associated Press

Blue Jays outfielders Rajai Davis, from left, Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus celebrate Monday’s win in St. Petersburg, Fla. Getty images

The Leafs upped their shots and hits in Game 3 against the Boston Bruins. But their mistakes also went up. That proved to be the difference Monday night as Boston took advantage to defeat Toronto 5-2 and regain the upper hand in their NHL playoff series. “They made less mistakes than we did and their execution level was above ours,” Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said in assessing the night. “Mistakes just killed us tonight,” echoed smooth-skating defenceman Jake Gardiner, who scored his first-ever playoff goal. The loss came before 19,746 amped-up fans inside the Air

NBA playoffs. Bulls turn down Heat late to draw first blood in series Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Trailing 86-83 with two minutes left, the Bulls scored the final 10 points of the game to beat the Heat once again. Joakim Noah added 13 points, Taj Gibson had 12 and Marco Belinelli added 10 for Chicago, which snapped a 27game Miami winning streak during the regular season, and handed the Heat their first loss in their last 13 games in this one. LeBron James scored 24 points for Miami, which also got 14 from Dwyane Wade. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Miami. The Bulls were without Derrick Rose, as they’ve been all season. Kirk Hinrich was out again with a calf injury. Luol Deng isn’t even expected to rejoin the team until Tuesday, after dealing with an illness apparently so severe that a spinal tap — and other tests

The Bulls’ Carlos Boozer throws down a dunk Monday night. Lynne Sladky/The Associated PRess

since — were needed to rule out things like meningitis. And the group that was left gave the reigning NBA champions more than they could handle. Coming off a Game 7 road win in Brooklyn two nights earlier just to get into a series with Miami, the Bulls just kept grinding. When Ray Allen made a 3-pointer to give Miami an 80-78 lead, Butler came back with one of his own to put the Bulls back on top. The Associated PRess

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The line of Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Nathan Horton finished Monday night with two goals and six assists. They have a combined 17 points through Game 3.

Canada Centre. Outside, a blueand-white throng watched the game on a big screen in Maple Leaf Square as playoff hockey returned to Toronto for the first time since 2004. “The crowd was awesome,” said Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk. “One of the loudest I think I’ve played in front of in the NHL.” Game 4 goes Wednesday in Toronto, with the Leafs trailing 2-1 in the series. Adam McQuaid, Rich Peverley, Nathan Horton, Daniel Paille and David Krejci — with an empty-net goal with 1:17 remaining — scored for Boston, a playoff-savvy squad which

came out with an edge. Two goals in some two minutes in the second period buried the Leafs just 50 seconds after Gardiner’s goal had cut the Boston lead to 2-1. Horton and Paille, shorthanded, suddenly made it 4-1 and Toronto was facing a mountain of a comeback. Future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr also showed off his skills, setting up a goal and controlling the puck as if it was glued to his stick. Phil Kessel accounted for the other Toronto goal in a physical game that saw Boston outhit the Leafs 51-48.



(Best-of-7 series; All times Eastern)


PITTSBURGH (1) V. NY ISLANDERS (8) (Pittsburgh leads 2-1) Sunday’s result Pittsburgh 5 N.Y. Islanders 4 (OT) Tuesday’s game Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. MONTREAL (2) VS. OTTAWA (7) (Ottawa leads 2-1) Sunday’s result Ottawa 6 Montreal 1 Tuesday’s game Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. WASHINGTON (3) V. NY RANGERS (6) (Washington leads 2-1) Monday’s result N.Y. Rangers 4 Washington 3 Wednesday’s game Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. BOSTON (4) VS. TORONTO (5) (Boston leads 2-1) Monday’s result Boston 5 Toronto 2 Wednesday’s game Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m.


CHICAGO (1) VS. MINNESOTA (8) (Chicago leads 2-1) Sunday’s result Minnesota 3 Chicago 2 (OT) Tuesday’s game Chicago at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ANAHEIM (2) VS. DETROIT (7) (Series tied 2-2) Monday’s result Detroit 3 Anaheim 2 (OT) Wednesday’s game Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m. VANCOUVER (3) VS. SAN JOSE (6) (San Jose leads 3-0) Sunday’s result San Jose 5 Vancouver 2 Tuesday’s game Vancouver at San Jose, 10 p.m. ST. LOUIS (4) VS. LOS ANGELES (5) (St. Louis leads 2-1) Monday’s result St. Louis at Los Angeles Wednesday’s game Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9 p.m.

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Rangers avoid 3-0 series hole in Manhattan Derek Stepan and Arron Asham both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period for the New York Rangers in a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 on Monday night. The Rangers finally found their offence and got back into their firstround playoff series. New York still trails 2-1 in the series. The Associated Press NHL playoffs

Red Wings even series with OT win Damien Brunner scored with 4:50 left in overtime, lifting Detroit to a 3-2 series-evening win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Anaheim and Game 6 is back in the Motor City on Friday night. the associated press

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NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7 series; All times Eastern)

EAST DIVISION Boston New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto

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L 11 12 13 17 21

Pct GB .656 — .600 2 .594 2 1 .452 6 /2 1 .364 9 /2

W 19 17 15 13 13

L 11 11 14 15 17

Pct GB .633 — .607 1 .517 31/2 .464 5 .433 6

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L 12 15 18 20 24

Pct GB .625 — .545 21/2 .455 51/2 .355 81/2 .250 12

CENTRAL DIVISION Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota Chicago

WEST DIVISION Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston

Monday’s results Toronto 8 Tampa Bay 7 Chicago White Sox 2 Kansas City 1 (11 inn.) Cleveland 7 Oakland 3 Boston 6 Minnesota 5 (11 inn.) Tuesday’s games All times Eastern Kansas City (Santana 3-1) at Baltimore (Chen 2-3), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Milone 3-3) at Cleveland (McAllister 2-3), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 2-2) at Boston (Dempster 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 2-2) at Tampa Bay (Hernandez 1-4), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 3-0) at Houston (Lyles 0-0), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday’s results Atlanta 7 Cincinnati 4 Chicago Cubs 9 Texas 2 Miami at San Diego Arizona at L.A. Dodgers Philadelphia at San Francisco

EASTERN CONFERENCE MIAMI (1) VS. CHICAGO (5) (Chicago leads 1-0) Monday’s result Chicago 93 Miami 86 Wednesday’s game Chicago at Miami, 7 p.m. Friday’s game Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m. NEW YORK (2) VS. INDIANA (3) (Indiana leads 1-0) Sunday’s result Indiana 102 New York 95 Tuesday’s game Indiana at New York, 7 p.m. Saturday’s game New York at Indiana, 8 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE OKLAHOMA CITY (1) V. MEMPHIS (5) (Oklahoma City leads 1-0) Sunday’s result Oklahoma City 93 Memphis 91 Tuesday’s game Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m. SAN ANTONIO (2) V. GOLDEN STATE (6) (Series tied 0-0) Monday’s result Golden State at San Antonio Wednesday’s game Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s game San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

SOCCER MLS Sunday’s results Kansas City 4 Chivas USA 0 Houston 1 Los Angeles 0 Wednesday’s games All times Eastern Houston at D.C., 7 p.m. Montreal at New York, 7:30 p.m. Salt Lake at New England, 8 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 9 p.m. Toronto at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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